Dodge’s high-performance SRT brand has teamed up with the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving to begin offering a one-day drag racing course featuring the 485-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT 392, the 707-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Hellcat Widebody, and the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Preregistration for the comprehensive course starts January 12th, and the first class will start on March 9th.
The Dodge//SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School will be held at Bondurant’s own facility and the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park – an NHRA drag strip in Chandler, Arizona. The full-day course will include two hours of classroom instruction covering safety pre- and post-checks, staging technique, proper launch technigue, reaction time, and signals. Then, it’s off to the drag strip, where students will be taught by a professional Bondurant instructor over the course of 22 single-lane runs in a variety of Challenger models, with a wet-box burnout, stage, 60-foot pass, half-pass and full-pass.
If the program sounds especially great, that’s partly thanks to the efforts of NHRA Top Fuel dragster driver Leah Pritchett, who drives for the Mopar, Dodge, and Shell/Pennzoil brands. She served as a consultant on the Dodge//SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School program.
“Drag racing is one of the most thrilling experiences in motorsports,” Pritchett says. “Bondurant and Dodge’s drag racing school, which is powered with Pennzoil and Shell V-Power NiTRO+, will give Demon owners and enthusiasts the skills they need to be competitive during quarter mile runs. I’m excited that so many drivers will get to experience that shot of adrenaline that comes at max speed for 1320 feet. It’s truly breathtaking.”